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Restore data when hard disk shows RAW

Question: Is there any tool that could fix my Western Digital hard disk drive that had changed from NTFS to RAW? I connected my external USB to the IDE port and started downloading some files, however the hard disk stopped responding and I had performed a hard restart, and then my hdd showed RAW and reported disk is not formatted, do you want to format it now. However when I clicked to format it, system said it cannot be formatted.

Is there way to restore files from the RAW hdd?

Solution: Try iCare Data Recovery to restore files in the RAW HDD and then try TESTDISK to restore partition table.

Please download iCare Data Recovery and run the trial for HDD raw drive recovery. Connect your hdd as external device to a Windows system and then select "Deep Scan Recovery" to search lost files.

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Notice: All above symptom are caused since damages brought by virus or unknown reason that took partition table damaged even with external or USB or portable devices like pen drive, flash memory etc. The best method is to use iCare Data Recovery to restore files at first, then use TestDisk you may google the web to fix the partition table errors.

Why should you use iCare Data Recovery before TestDisk?

iCare Data Recovery is dedicated in data recovery. Whenever your hard disk encounters raw, you won't be able to access your files but recovery tools like iCare Data Recovery is able to get you there. If you care about your data, you should use iCare to restore your files at first, and then use TestDisk to restore partition table since TestDisk does not provide data safety but just restore your partition table. There might be great chance that your data would be corrupted if you just use Testdisk to fix the partition table error. So we recommend you restore files at first.


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For any unstated data loss rescue, we recommend you to use "Deep Scan Recovery" to search lost files.

The RAW drive error can happen on a memory card too. When a memory card turns to RAW file system, you may receive message like memory card needs to be reformatted. In this situation, data is recoverable from unformatted RAW memory card as long as you have not written any new data to the card.

Fix Hard Drive RAW Error - Convert RAW to NTFS / FAT32

Hard drive for a Windows computer should be formatted to NTFS or FAT32 file system because all Windows OS only support NTFS and FAT32 file system. Generally speaking, you can format a RAW disk to NTFS or FAT32 in My Computer or Disk Management. You can run diskpart to format a RAW hard drive to convert its file system to FAT32 or NTFS.

CHKDSK Is Not a Recognized Command for RAW Drive

You can run CHKDSK in My Computer or from Command Prompt to scan and fix errors or bad sectors on any hard drive such as Seagate, WD, Samsung, Kingston, etc. CHKDSK not recognized for RAW drives is a problem that disables you to repair any error on RAW hard disk drive.

Hard Drive RAW Problem on Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 /10

When a hard drive changes to RAW on Windows XP, PC would report error message disk in drive is not formatted do you want to format it now if you double clicking the RAW drive. If a hard drive turns to RAW file system on Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, PC usually says you need to format disk in drive before you can use it when you click the RAW drive.

Hard Disk RAW Seagate WD Samsung Kingston

When saying hard disk drive, Seagate, Western Digital, Samsung, Kingston, Toshiba, etc are world famous. Seagate hard drive is the world's first largest hard drive manufacturer.

When any brand of hard drive turns to RAW, first of all please recover data and then you may format the disk.

==>> For more methods to repair the problem without formatting, please visit this article - RAW drive fix>>

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[Free]Convert/Change RAW to NTFS without formatting USB/Pen/Memory Card/HDD

Last updated on 17/4/2017

How to convert/format/change raw file system to ntfs without formatting/losing data with command prompt /cmd/ diskpart in Windows 7/8.1/10?

The answer is 'NO'. CMD or diskpart or other format converter would erase your data.

Solution: use free software by iCare

Free raw to ntfs converter download to convert/change raw to ntfs for disk/external hd/usb flash drive/memory sd card by iCare Data Recovery Pro Free Edition, which is free to help when you want to access/open raw/blank sd/usb/disk without formatting or you need a raw converter/formatter to change raw to ntfs without losing data if convert is not available for raw drives.

>>Free software to repair/fix/convert RAW Drive for digital devices

Download iCare Data Recovery Pro Free Edition to Convert RAW to NTFS for RAW mobile SD memory card, raw USB thumb/pen drive/portable hard drive, internal/removable HDD, etc.on all Windows operating system like Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP

Change RAW drive to NTFS/fat32 file system? Recover the raw drive data at first with iCare Data Recovery Pro Free Edition.

How to convert RAW drive to NTFS file system without losing data? Free download iCare Data Recovery Pro Free Edition which is a raw to nfts/fat32 converter software to repair/fix damaged/corrupted/not reading/showing/recognized usb flash drive/hdd/memory card etc. to change RAW to NTFS without formatting/losing data. Do you need to convert RAW to NTFS/FAT32 filesystem in order to complete the format of a partition when the disk asks you to do?  Do you want to recover videos photos off formatted memory card when it reports reformat needed while the memory card sd or flash drive has raw filesystem? In fact, RAW is not the right file system, which was changed from fat32/NTFS. Due to power outage, virus attack, improper use, then the drive/card may change to RAW without your conscious and you just did not know how to handle this and are looking for some tool which can convert RAW to NTFS and hope to access files in the partition.

Download iCare Data Recovery to restore data from the raw drive before converting it to fat32 or ntfs since once the converting is done, your files would be erased.

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Restore lost files from RAW drive when it was NTFS/FAT32 before

RAW file system, or sometimes people call it RAW drive has the following problems when your disk runs into the raw problem like:

Sometimes, you will be not able to format the disk even it asked you to do. And there is no way to covert RAW file system to NTFS but you can restore lost files from the RAW partition with some data recovery tool.

If you have iCare Data Recovery installed, you are going to be able to perform this file recovery task with a removed risk of data loss.  This is a tricky procedure and quite often ends up with lost files.  By installing the software prior to your partition project, you are allowing yourself the ability to retrieve any lost files and to protect your operation form ending up with lost files or folders to begin with.

The process of converting RAW files to NTFS files is not possible, however file recovery from the raw drive is a bit complicated, but iCare Data Recovery makes it easy for the user.  With a step by step user guide and free technical support, you are able to perform rather complicated tasks with a couple mouse clicks.  You will be able to easily navigate the control options, take the preventative steps to protect your files, and recover files from the partition, and then you don't have to convert your RAW data to NTFS in a matter of seconds.

Does this sound too complicated?  Fear not!  Technicians are able to help if you are unable to find a solution, and there are tons of frequently asked questions and user tutorials to help you along the way.   The beauty of it is: you don't really need to have a whole lot of experience, and it's okay if you make a mistake.  You will be able to recover formats of hard drives – both internal and external – and other hardware you may be using.  When you are working with iCare Data Recovery Pro, you are working with a program that is highly compatible with most media storage devices, partitioning hardware, and capable of advanced files recovery. With the software, you can recover files from RAW pen stick, removable hard disk, memory card, etc.

Taking advantage of a free download of iCare Data Recovery is easy.  You can get a live view of the software, navigate menu items, and search for problems and solutions relevant to your network. It's easy to purchase iCare Data Recovery, as well, with a secured transaction.  You will feel as safe purchasing the software as you will feel about the security of your files and folders.

If you have tried to install a new hard drive, opened a new partition, or even lost power unexpectedly and any of these scenarios (or others) have led to your needing to convert RAW to NTFS, Download iCare Data Recovery Pro, and you can find your solution as conveniently as you deserve. With the iCare Data Recovery software, you can recover files from RAW CF card, SD card, XD card, USB drive, external hard drive, etc.

If you want to convert RAW to NTFS when running into memory card RAW not formatted error, you can format the card after data recovery.

You should pay attention to following points:

1. Do not format the RAW drive to NTFS before getting the data you need

2. Stop using the RAW device and you had better not perform any operation to fix the problem before data recovery

3. Protect the RAW device from being physically damaged due to any reason

Download the data recovery software now and install it on any partition of Windows computer except the RAW drive for file recovery.

Windows Cannot Format RAW - Change RAW to NTFS without Formatting?

Almost everybody knows that formatting is able to help change RAW to NTFS, but sometimes Windows cannot format a RAW drive to NTFS due to this or that kind of reason. In order to change any RAW partition to NTFS without formatting, you can try following methods:

1. RAW to NTFS Converter Software

RAW to NTFS converter / software is third-party tool that enables you to convert RAW file system to NTFS for internal hard drive, external hard drive and other digital devices. In fact, RAW to NTFS converter tool works like a RAW to NTFS format tool which is able to format RAW drive to NTFS when Windows reports it was unable to format the device on your computer

2. Convert RAW to NTFS without Losing Data with CMD

You can run diskpart command line to format a RAW drive so as to change its file system to NTFS. Just simply follow this guide: running CMD > type list disk > type select disk < type list volume > type format fs=ntfs label=volume label quick (or type convert x: /fs:ntfs, x: refers to the drive letter of the RAW partition)

Convert RAW File System to NTFS Windows XP 7 8 10

The method is available for partition converting from RAW to NTFS on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7/ 8 / 10, so just calm down whenever you meet the similar problem on any Windows computer.

Convert RAW to NTFS File System Hard Drive Portable HDD USB

NTFS file system is usually used for internal hard drive, portable hard drive and some USB thumb drive. When you attempt to convert any device from RAW to NTFS, you had better make it clear whether the device supports NTFS file system. For example, some memory card should be formatted to FAT32 file system in order to be recognized by digital camera or mobile phone.

==>> To convert RAW to FAT32, please visit this page - Convert RAW to FAT32 without losing data>>

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How to Convert RAW to NTFS without Losing Data

If you need to recover RAW partition to NTFS, or convert RAW to NTFS on your storage deivces, you can find wanted answer here in the below passage. Don't worry anymore when your storage deivces such as Windows partition, hard drive, USB drive, SD card etc. become RAW, you can restore files and convert them from RAW to NTFS with ease now.

Why do you need to convert RAW to NTFS?

When a volume get damaged and become RAW or you receive some error messages such as "RAW error", don't be panic. You still have a chance to convert them back to NTFS. Here below are some listed symptoms when a volume becomes RAW file system:

1. The volume X: is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?

2. The disk in drive X: is not formatted.

3. There was an error accessing drive X: The disk is not formatted.

4. Also, a CHKDSK tool will complained that is unable to perform a RAW file system recovery.

5. The type of the file system is RAW.

6. CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives.

When facing one of the situations mentioned above, you have to convert RAW to NTF by formatting. It is the only way to fix RAW drive to NIFS. But how can you do it without losing your data? Here most of you might think that you can get back lost and inaccessible files after converting RAW disk drive to NTFS. But, it is not the case. The fact is that you need to rely on data recovery software to recover files from raw drive. So, whenever you want to convert RAW disk drive to NTFS, please format it after a full data recovery.

How to convert RAW to NTFS without losing data?

Step 1. Restore data from RAW drive, SD card Windows partition firstly

To recover the files from RAW Disk, you can try EaseUS hard drive recovery software. This software enables you to fully restore data from RAW disk or volumes under Windows 10/8/7/Vist etc without any obstacles. And it's 100% safe for computer system and data, no second damage will be caused.

If you need to convert RAW volumes to NTFS, it's highly recommended for you to use this tool to restore all data first. If you format directly, you'll lost all important data. Now, let's see how to recover all data before converting RAW partition to NTFS.

1. Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and select the RAW disk where you lost your data and click "Scan" button.

2. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard will start a quick scan first. After the quick scan completes, a deep scan will automatically launch in order to find more files.

3. Choose the file(s) you want to recover by file types from the scanning results. Click "Recover" button to recover the selected files. 

Note: Here you should not save the recovered files to the original disk drive that shows RAW file system, instead, you can store those recovered files to any other partition or storage device.

Step 2. Convert RAW to NTFS - Format RAW Partition to NTFS

After following these steps, you can successfully recover all your files from the RAW disk. And then you can reformat or format RAW disk to NTFS without worrying about data loss problem.

1. Open This PC/Computer > Find the RAW partition;2. Right-click it by choosing Format > Select the file system - NTFS and even rename it;3. Click Start > OK.

After this, your personal files in RAW disk or storage device will be restored easily and you can convert RAW partition to NTFS without any problems and even reuse it again.

Microsoft solution: Convert RAW to NTFS by cmd commandChange RAW hard disk/partition file system to NTFS

This method is majorly offered by Microsft to convert hard disk or partition from RAW to NTFS by running cmd command. If you have any important data, do remember to restore them firstly.

1. Open Command Prompt > Click Run as administrator;You may need to type your password or provide confirmation for this method.2. Type:convert X(driver letter): /fs:ntfs and hit Enter;3. Type: M(the mane of the partition or disk you want to convert to NTFS) and press Enter;After this all you need is to wait patiently, the partition will be converted from RAW to NTFS automatically then.


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What Is RAW File System?

Generally, RAW file system, differently from the commonly used NTFS, FAT, exFAT, HFS or HFS+ file system types, is initiatively used to describe the state of a computer hard drive, partition, flash drive, external drive, SD card, Micro SD memory card, CF card and the likes before it has been low level formatted into any supported file system type by manufacturers. And in these days, for storage device users, it is more used as a professional computer term to describe the storage device state that cannot be recognized by both of the Windows and Mac operating system computers. In other words, once a storage device gets the related RAW file system error problems, it often will not be read properly on your computers or laptops before any format.

Possible Error Messages or Symptoms That May Indicate RAW File System Issues: Want to know whether a hard drive or memory card with very important files has the like RAW file system issues or not? OK! Here are several error messages and symptoms that can be helpful: 1).The disk is not formatted. Do you want to format it now? When a drive or memory card has RAW file system problems, people often will also receive an error message saying: "the disk is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?" no matter when they try to open or access this drive or memory card on their PC. 2).The hard drive or memory card is displayed as RAW file system in Properties Interface. When people are asked to format before any access, cancel this not formatted error message and right click this hard drive or memory card to check its Properties, they will also find this drive or card is displayed as RAW file system, not the previous NTFS or FAT32 or the like file system types. 3).The used space and free spaces also shows as 0 bytes.Since the RAW file system cannot be recognized by the operating system, the computer will read no any information or file stored inside the RAW format hard disk or storage card. Hence, both of its used space and free spaced shown on its Properties interface are often 0 bytes.4).The storage devices will also be shown as RAW in Disk Management5). Computer CHKDSK also cannot be started for RAW drives. When the storage device is really in RAW format, if people start the CHKDSK tool to fix possible drive problems, they often will be told: "The type of the file system is RAW. CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives".6). SD card is blank or has unsupported file systemIt is also possible for users to be given a error message saying: "SD is blank or has unsupported file system" when the digital camera or mobile phone SD memory card has a RAW file system error problems. Overall, there are various error messages and symptoms to help people tell the RAW file system error problems out from others.

RAW File System Drive or Memory Card, RAW Format Images and RAW Data RAW file system drive or memory card is merely a storage device that has RAW file system problems.And the RAW format image often says a digital camera or cell phone picture that has been taken as RAW format which is the original state of a photo and cannot be directly read or edited by common photo software before it has converted into the widely-used formats, like JPEG, JPG and more.  And, the RAW data generally describe a file that has been recovered from a storage device before any processing or modifying. It could be a dataset, a data steam, or even a data part of a corrupted file, etc. Overall, the RAW file system drives or memory cards, RAW format images and RAW data indicate completely different things. Never mix them and use them incorrectly. 

The Disk Is Not Formatted. Do You Want to Format It Now?This error message is really one of the symptoms that can report a RAW file system error problem and even bring a hard drive data loss troubles in some cases. However, it doesn’t mean the related RAW format error problems come to people once this error message pops out. Honestly, this not formatted error or unformatted error problems also could indicate a corrupted hard drive, a crashed hard drive, a virus infected hard drive or memory card and more storage devices issues.Always check the storage device carefully to find the right error problems behind and also retrieve memory card data or hard drive files with data recovery software before any format.

SD Card Is Blank or Has Unsupported File SystemWhen a SD memory card is really in RAW format, people is really possible to get this SD card blank or unsupported file system error messages on their camera, android cell phone or Windows computer. However, no matter whether this memory card is blank or not, do not rush to format it to erase everything inside. Always check the memory card data backups well before performing any format there.

CHKDSK Is Not Available for RAW DrivesThe Windows CHKDSK is always used to help people find bad sectors of the selected hard drive and also fix found hard drive problems. However, it even cannot start its deep scanning process when the selected hard drive or memory card is detected as RAW file system. Hence, when people doubt whether their USB hard drives, flash drives or memory cards have got RAW file system issues, this CKDSK not available error message could be a good test to make sure that.

Windows Is Unable to Complete the Format

People are also possible to receive "Windows is unable to complete the format" error message when they are trying to convert RAW to NTFS after a successful data recovery. And when, do not panic and go try to perform a format there with Disk Management format tools or hard drive formatting software and more. Always select the safe way to format the storage device smoothly.


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